Making a complaint
We endeavour to provide you with an excellent customer service however we acknowledge that, at times, we may fail to meet your expectations. Should you be dissatisfied with any aspect of your purchase you can make a complaint through any of the below channels:
- Telephone: 03330 431099 (option 4)
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: Customer Care, Nothgate Vehicle Sales, 24 Allington Way, Darlington, DL1 4QB
- What to expect from us?
We try to resolve complaints as soon as possible. Should we resolve your complaint by the close of the third business day following the day on which we receive your complaint, we will issue you with a written communication called a summary resolution communication acknowledging that you made a complaint and setting out that the complaint has been resolved and making you aware of your right to refer the complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service should you be dissatisfied with the resolution.
Should we consider that we are not able to resolve the complaint by the close of the third business day, we will issue you with a written complaint acknowledgement within 3 working days. Thereafter, we will investigate your complaint in order to reach a fair resolution. Please note that investigating your complaint may require us to contact you in order to obtain further information about your complaint and the allegations raised.
If we have been unable to resolve the complaint, we will issue an update within 4 weeks and endeavour to issue you with a final response within 8 weeks.
What options do you have should you be dissatisfied with our final response?
Should you be dissatisfied with our final response, you may have the right to your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (‘FOS’). The FOS is an independent body established to settle disputes between UK-based financial companies and consumers. You are able to refer your complaint to the FOS on any of the below contact details:
- Telephone: 0300 123 9 123
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Exchange Tower, Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9SR
- Complain Online: https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/contact-us/complain-online
It is to be noted that complaints must be referred to the FOS within six months of receiving a final response or a summary resolution communication.
You can find out more about the FOS by visiting https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/.
In the case of a DCA (Discrectionary Commission Arrangement) complaint, the timeline for referring a complaint is 15 months from receiving a final response to your complaint. You can access more details by visiting https://fca.org.uk/car-finance-complaints